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1 First two provost candidates announced
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.1
4/29/2021 Since last June, the Provost Search Committee of UNI has been reviewing candidates to fill the vacancy left by Jim Wohlpart. Vandana Kohli, Ph.D., was the first candidate to be announced; photo. She is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at California State University, Channel Islands and has her doctoral degree in quantitative sociology. The next candidate is Kelly Burke, Ph.D., vice provost and dean of the Graduate College at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; photo. A professional clarinetist, she has worked with music in a wide variety during her time in Greensboro.
2 '21-22 academic calendar released; breaks to return
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.02
4/15/2021 UNI released the 2021-2022 academic calendar which includes the return on the week-long Thanksgiving break, Spring break, and in-person commencement ceremonies, as well as a mixture of in-person, online, and hybrid class formats. The winter term sessions implemented last year will continue due to its success to help students stay-on-track for graduation.
3 Clinic cancelled as FDA pauses shot
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.01
4/15/2021 On April 14, UNI's on-campus vaccination clinic in the West Gym was cancelled due to the FDA's recommendation to "pause" the Johnson and Johnson shot. The vaccination was paused due to six female individuals having severe blood clots within the last 6-13 days. The UNI Student Health Center had little time to warn students of the cancellation and many students thought that the situation should have been handled better.
4 COVID-19 on campus: numbers drop
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.02
4/12/2021 The rates of COVID-19 on UNI's campus has dropped this week with 10 positive cases and 13 self-reported cases; photo.
5 UNI to host vaccination clinics
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.01
4/12/2021 UNI students and staff have been given the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in an on-campus clinic, April 13-16; photo.
6 Cedar Falls renews mask mandate through mid-May; Nook supports extension
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.02
4/8/2021 The Cedar Falls City Council has extended the mask mandate to May 19. President Mark Nook spoke to the Council via Zoom showing his support and stating that an extension to June would be beneficial for staff and students K-12. The mask mandate will be reviewed on May 17 for Cedar Falls while Waterloo's mandate remains in place indefinitely; photo.
7 COVID-19 on campus: positivity rates rises again
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.02
4/5/2021 The COVID-19 positivity rate rose again on UNI's campus resulting in 17 positive cases and 8 self-reported cases. The University continues to urge students to complete the on-campus vaccinations survey because Governor Reynolds promises the State of Iowa will have enough vaccines for all Iowans 16 and older; photo.
8 COVID-19 on campus: numbers spike again
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.02
3/29/2021 The UNI COVID-19 data spiked last week with the semester's highest positivity rate and case counts so far. However, a survey has been sent out by the Student Health Center gauging interest in on-campus vaccinations to help with lowering the positivity rate on campus. Clinics on campus and in Black Hawk County are preparing planning for spring or early summer to open to students, employees and immediate family members, depending on supply and distribution; photo.
9 McCollum mechanical issues cancel class
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.01
3/29/2021 All classes in McCollum Hall have been cancelled or moved online March 24 through March 30 due to the failure of two bearings in the fan that circulate the air. As a result of the lack of circulation to the central part of the building, McCollum Hall could not meet CDC guidelines; photo.
10 COVID-19 on campus: rate, cases fall
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:43, p.02
3/22/2021 The Student Health Center yielded the university's lowest COVID-19 positivity rate of the semester and there were no self-reported cases from staff or students. However, the more infectious variant was detected in Black Hawk County for the first time and is said to be a cause of concern.
11 Extreme weather leads to reduced operations
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.01
3/18/2021 In-person classes were cancelled for the fourth time this semester due to extreme weather conditions causing campus to move to reduced operations for the day; photo.
12 A note from the News Editor: The NI wants YOU!
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.02
3/11/2021 A note recruiting Panthers to be a part of the Northern Iowan team.
13 UNI-Dome roof to be replaced
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.01
3/11/2021 The university plans to replace the central portion of the UNI-Dome's roof. According to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, the project will cost $7-$8 million, however, ways to fund the project have not yet been determined; photo.
14 COVID-19 on campus: low rates hold steady
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.02
3/8/2021 The rates of COVID-19 on UNI's campus has remained low with only a slight increase in the campus positivity rate. Cedar Falls also renewed their mask mandate through April 7 and Waterloo's mandate remains into effect indefinitely; photo.
15 Fall classes return to in-person
Burrage--Shawn (Student--2021), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.01
3/8/2021 President Mark Nook released a statement indicating that the fall semester will return to more in-person classes and operations with increased capacity in classrooms, dining centers, and common spaces. The university will be implementing a 50% capacity guideline which will continue to restrict larger in-person courses possibly causing an increase in hybrid classes even after the pandemic. Registration for fall 2021 classes begin March 29; photo.
16 Instructional breaks at Iowa, not UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.02
3/8/2021 With no Spring break, some UNI students are feeling the strain of a condensed semester and are wishing for "instructional break" days that the University of Iowa has offered this spring. Patrick Pease, UNI's Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, explains the lack of breaks by saying the three universities are part of the same system but set their academic calendars independently; photo.
17 COVID-19 on campus: slight increase
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.02
3/1/2021 There was a very slight increase in positive COVID-19 cases.
18 CRRSAA funds to be distributed soon
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.01
3/1/2021 More than 3,300 UNI students will receive a COVID-19 relief grant as part of a new legislative act, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II; photo.
19 Blizzard conditions cancel classes
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.01
2/8/2021 Due to weather, the university closed for the second time this semseter ;photo.
20 COVID-19 on campus: little change in rates, Reynolds lifts restrictions
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.02
2/8/2021 Despite changes in COVID-19 case numbers, Governor Kim Reynolds lifted restrictions regarding masks and public gatherings.
21 Reynolds implements mask mandate
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.01
11/19/2020 Several students react to Governor Kim Reynolds' mask mandate after pushing back implementing one in March of 2020; photo.
22 Students plan for a long winter break
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.01
11/19/2020 UNI students tell their plans for the extended winter break due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic; photo.
23 Covid-19 on campus: slight decline
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 117:26, p.01
11/16/2020 The UNI Student Health Center reports a decrease in both COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates; photo.
24 Bringing pandemics to life across all generations
Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.04
11/12/2020 Departments across the library curated a display about the 1918 influenza pandemic and the current COVID-19 pandemic; photo.
25 UNI to host IHSAA games as planned
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.02
11/12/2020 Despite COVID restrictions enacted by Governor Kim Reyolds, the UNI-Dome will host the Iowa High School Athlete Association football semifinals; photo.
26 Spring classes to follow fall pattern, increase distancing
Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:23, p.02
11/5/2020 UNI plans to implement increased social distancing between students in the Spring 2021 semester. About 74% of classes will be held in person, 18% will be online, and the remaining 8% percent will be hybrid; photo.
27 Students for Life: Court upholds Senate decision
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:17, p.01
10/15/2020 The NISG Supreme Court, in a 5-3 vote, upheld a decision made by the NISG Senate to deny UNI Students For Life to be a student organization.
28 College Hill parking changes arrive
Gordon--Darien (Student--2020), Crow--Catherine (Student--2020), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.02
10/5/2020 The City of Cedar Falls, the College Hill Partnership, and UNI have added a 50 cent hourly fee to two parking lots on College Hill which used to be free. New Pay Station Smart Meters along with an app called 'Park Smarter' are now in use to help with parking in these areas; photo.
29 COVID-19 on campus
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.01
10/5/2020 The number of cases of COVID-19 on campus reported by the Student Health Center and self-reported tests have remained relatively low and consistent throughout the semester. UNI is following the guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announcing that individuals exposed to COVID-19 only have to quarantine if both parties are not wearing masks; photo.
30 Health Center implements test fee
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:13, p.1
10/1/2020 The UNI Student Health Service will begin charging $80 per COVID-19 test as the State-borrowed analysis machine is expected to be returned soon.
31 IDPH adjusts quarantine recommendations
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:13, p.01
10/1/2020 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has adjusted its 14 day COVID-19 quarantine recommendations to exclude exposure when both participants were wearing a mask.
32 Students return to the "classroom"
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:1, p.01
8/20/2020 In hopes of lessening the spread of COVID-19, UNI is implementing three main options for fall 2020 classes--fully in-person, fully online and hybrid. Most students interviewed by the Northern Iowan preferred these in-person classes; photo.
33 Coronavirus: Updates on the pandemic
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:43, p.01
3/12/2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the virus a pandemic and Iowa has a total of 13 cases as of March 11, 2020. UNI administrators sent out an email yesterday stating that all classes will be online until at least April 3, 2020.
34 UNI cancels international travel, COVID-19
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:42, p.1
3/9/2020 International travel was canceled by UNI stopping the plans for many to visit foreign countries over spring break or to study abroad due to COVID-19.
35 Special election raises issues of PSO
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:41, p.1
3/5/2020 The Cedar Falls City Council as previous council member Rob Green step down to pursue serving as Cedar Falls Mayor. The onlook for someone to fill the councils empty seat was voted to be Nick Taiber, but residents of Cedar Falls petitioned for an election. Taiber remained absent from the ballet due to "nasty" climate from controversy over the Public Safety Officer (PSO) Program. Large opposition from fire safety union states that PSO's do not have the safety training for fires, then putting citizens safety at risk; photo.
36 NISG announces election results
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.1
2/27/2020 Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene were elected President and Vice-President respectfully in the Northern Iowan Student Government (NISG). They won with 100% of the vote due to them being the only candidates running for the offices.
37 Alum Grassley visits UNI in annual 99-county tour
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:38, p.02
2/24/2020 Long-serving Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley visited UNI on Thursday, February 20. During his short visit, he answered questions from students and community members; photo.
38 Parking changes coming to College Hill
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:38, p.02
2/24/2020 Signage and pay stations were newly installed on College Hill. They will be used for the soon-to-be-implemented new parking system.
39 'Black and Educated' calls for change
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:37, p.01
2/20/2020 Professors and Staff members come together in the Maucker Union Ballroom discussing their experience in academia. Dr. Robert Welch exclaims that there are less people of color on campus then there were in the1970s and that racism is still a work in progress to battle. Students attending this meeting included Sydney Foster and Patten Tody, both sharing their opinions on representation needed for students of color to advance forward; photo.
40 NISG debate: Elle, Rachel talk platform
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:37, p.02
2/20/2020 The traditional Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) debate was not so much a debate, as the only two running for positions were Elle Boeding and Rachel Green for Student Body and Vice President. Both are asked questions by moderator Bekah Bass on what they plan to do for all students and professors on campus. Boeding brings up guidance lists for pronouns, stating that everyone should feel comfortable by using their preferred name and pronouns. Green wants to consult the Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC) throughout the academic year to make sure she is setting a strong example as a POC. stating "As a black woman, there are very little representation of me anywhere on this campus let alone NISG, we want to make sure that we do everyone proud.: Both vow to ensure that they are actually listening to students and their experiences on campus; photo.
41 NISG debate set for Wed., Feb. 19
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.02
2/17/2020 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) will host its annual debate in Maucker Union Coffeehouse. At the event, presidential and vice presidential candidates Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene will speak with students and present their platform. Since Boeding and Greene are the only presidential ticket running, the event will serve more as a town hall session, as opposed to the traditional debate format.
42 NISG holds presidential elections: Boeding and Greene
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.01
2/13/2020 Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene are running for student body president and vice president, respectively, for one reason: "For the Students." Boeding and Greene talk about their platform in the article and are currently running unopposed.
43 Panel addresses diversity in the workplace
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.02
2/10/2020 On Thursday, February 6, UNI students, faculty, and staff attended a panel discussing diversity in the workplace, held at the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) at noon. Chiquita Loveless spoke about her 23-year career in the US Navy and the challenges she overcame as a black woman in the field. The conversation turned to the role that UNI Faculty and staff can play in encouraging diversity in the classroom and workplace. Levy emphasized that building a relationship with students is essential, and Byers agreed. Levy added, however, that staff should be careful to avoid viewing barriers as deficits; photo.
44 Caucus results cause delay, confusion
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:33, p.01
2/6/2020 UNI students and community members turned out for the Iowa caucuses, but the caucuses didn't turn out as planned. Tere were difficulties with the new app-based reporting system used for the first time this uear by the Iowa Democratic Party causing a delay in results. This mishap gained nation wide attention causing questions to ensue as to if Iowa should be the first in the nation to caucus; photo.
45 UNI hosts mock caucus in Maucker
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.01
1/30/2020 UNI students and faculty participated in a mock Caucus.
46 Klobuchar's daughter visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.02
1/27/2020 Abigail Bessler, daughter of Minnesota senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar made a brief stop at UNI while traveling across Iowa in support of her mother's campaign.Klobuchar is not able to attend Iowa campaigning due to impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Klobuchar is pulling at 11% in Iowa; photo.
47 WRC updates facilities, hours
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.02
1/16/2020 The Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) updated the facilities by including a large fitness room that would allow students to access the WRC and use it throughout the day. Currently, students are not allowed to use specific areas of the WRC due to classes taking place. Christopher Denison, Director of Recreation Services, hoped that this would allow students to use the WRC instead of paying a facility or service not associated with UNI.
48 UNI hosts caucus in Maucker
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.01
12/30/2019 The event, held one week before the Iowa caucuses on February 3, was intended to introduce students to the caucus process and the role it plays in the American democratic system. As Hoffman called the group to order, she stressed the value of Iowans' unique experience of being "first in the nation in the caucusing process". Hoffman opened with a general explanation of the caucus process, including how to find your ward and precinct location; photo.
49 Students lend hand in prairie project
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:26, p.02
12/9/2019 Students from Union High School participated in a prairie re-seeding project, Wednesday, November 20 at the Irvine Prairie.
50 UNI receives $10 million donation
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.02
11/18/2019 Local couple David and Karen Takes have recently made a $10 million donation to UNI, David's alma mater.

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